The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, is currently running at the Memphis' Orpheum Theatre through February 19. While in Memphis, the cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET stopped by Elvis' Graceland, and BroadwayWorld presents photos of their venture below.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is set on December 4, 1956, when an auspicious twist of fate brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock ‘n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records storefront studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock ‘n' roll jam sessions in history.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring an eclectic score of rock, gospel, R&B and country hits including; "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "Sixteen Tons," "Who Do You Love?," "Great Balls of Fire," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Hound Dog," and more.
Portraying these icons are, Derek Keeling as Johnny Cash, Cody Slaughter as Elvis Presley, Martin Kaye as Jerry Lee Lewis and Lee Ferris as Carl Perkins. Christopher Ryan Grant will play the "Father of Rock ‘n' Roll," Sam Phillips. The cast also features Kelly Lamont as Dyanne, and musicians Billy Shaffer (Fluke, drums), and Chuck Zayas (Jay Perkins, bass). Rounding out the company is: Austin Cook, Scott F. Moreau, John Michael Presney, David Sonneborn, Alyssa Marie, and Billy Woodward. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET.
The show is directed by Eric Schaeffer and features a book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux. The design team includes: Derek McLane (scenic design), Howell Binkley (lighting design), Jane Greenwood (costume design), Kai Harada (sound design) and Chuck Mead (musical arrangements and supervision).
For more information and tickets to MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET visit www.milliondollarquartetlive.com.
All Photos Credited: Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.
Lee Ferris, Christopher Ryan Grant, Kelly Lamont, Martin Kaye, Derek Keeling, and Cody Slaughter
Martin Kaye, Christopher Ryan Grant, Lee Ferris, Kelly Lamont, Cody Slaughter, and Derek Keeling
Cody Slaughter, Christopher Ryan Grant, Kelly Lamont, Martin Kaye, Lee Ferris, and Derek Keeling